Energy quick reads

** One of the strongest windstorms in Colorado in years left thousands of homes in metro Denver without power this weekend, and it could take through Monday to get electricity fully restored. Denver saw winds averaging 60 to 70 mph on Saturday. At one point, the foothills reported wind gusts of more than 100 mph. Hundreds of flights at Denver International Airport were delayed because of the wind and some were canceled on Saturday.

** New Jersey and New York could experience after shocks following the Friday morning 4.8 magnitude earthquake that was felt by millions. The epicenter was in New Jersey.  The USGS reported Friday morning that there was a 38% chance of an aftershock measuring magnitude 3.0 or more over the next week, and approximately eight hours later, one measuring 4.0 was recorded.

** The body of one of the four construction workers who remained missing following the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse was recovered on Friday, authorities said.

** Just over a week after the catastrophic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced it plans to fully reopen the channel leading to the Baltimore port by the end of May – a significant update since the disaster halted vessel traffic and delivered a serious blow to a port critical to local and national economies.

** An explosion Thursday at a grain elevator in Protection Kansas left some damage to the outside of the structure but there were no injuries reported.

**  Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed legislation promoting nuclear energy in coal-producing Kentucky, but stressed his objections dealt with an advisory board and not with the use of nuclear power.

** The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $20 billion in federal green bank grants to eight community development banks and nonprofit organizations to use on projects combating climate change in disadvantaged communities and helping Americans save money and reduce their carbon footprints.

** With electric vehicle (EV) names like Tesla and Rivian recently announcing financial woes, the former CEO and chairman of Chrysler told a cautionary tale about the market’s future. “They’re having one heck of a time. These startups are just not going to make it,” Bob Nardelli, who was at the helm of Chrysler during the Great Recession, said on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.


** A new report released in Belgium says the vast majority of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions since 2016 can be traced to a group of 57 fossil fuel and cement producers. From 2016 to 2022, the 57 entities including nation-states, state-owned firms and investor-owned companies produced 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement production, said the Carbon Majors report by non-profit think tank InfluenceMap.

**  Saudi Arabia has scaled back its medium-term ambitions for the desert development of Neom, the biggest project within Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plans for diversifying the oil-dependent economy, according to people familiar with the matter.

** Climate activist Greta Thunberg was among dozens of people detained Saturday by police in The Hague as they removed protesters who were partially blocking a road in the Dutch city of the Hague. Thunberg was seen flashing a victory sign as she sat in a bus used by police to take detained demonstrators from the scene of a protest against Dutch subsidies and tax breaks to companies linked to fossil fuel industries.